Meeting Minutes RCOW November 18, 2014

ROTARY OJAI WEST MEETING AGENDA November 18, 2014

TIME ACTIVITY AND NOTES
7:00 FELLOWSHIP
7:10 PLEDGE:    Halina Garbacz                INSPIRATIONAL MOMENT:  Donna Jones
7:15 BREAKFAST
7:30 WELCOME VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS: Marty Babayco, K. Neely, Garrett Woll and his family for student of the month.
PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
7:35 SET UP CREW RECOGNITION: Mike Caldwell, Richard McArthur
  SCRIBE RECOGNITION: Nick Oatway
  BIRTHDAYS: Rene Briggs 11/18    Ross Atkinson 11/19    Rick Turner 11/21 
  ANNIVERSARIES: Louanne and Ken Fay
ANNOUNCEMENTS
7:40 RCOW 30th Anniversary Tuesday Nov. 11- recap
  Mira Monte Fall Festival recap
  Type 2 (Wild Polio) Virus eradicated for 2 years- one more year left to confirm.  Type 3 eradicated in 1999.  Type 1 in 3 countries. 
  District 5240 Midterms January 17th 8-11 Oxnard Courtyard Marriott
  STEPS Jan 31, 2015 at California Lutheran University Make a Difference in Your Own Backyard We will focus on successful, sustainable local projects benefiting members of our own communities, with financial help from international partnerships and the Rotary Foundation.  While all concepts presented at STEPS in previous years have applied to projects abroad and at home, at STEPS 2015, we will showcase exciting projects benefiting our part of the world!
  She Loves Me- Musical directed by Marty Babyco with Jim Halverson performance.
  RCOW BOARD MEETING- Thursday 11.20.2014 – 7:am – 8:30 Eggs n Potatoes
  Jim Halverson Nordhoff Student of the Month – Garrett Woll nominated by Andrew Buck and presentation by Kendall Neely
  Next week’s speaker – Capt. Jason Haags – K-9’s for Warriors – DVD from District Conference

 

HAPPY BUCKS-WHO & WHAT:
7:45 Holly- Zoey’s 1st Birthday party was fun!
  Kathy- 6th Anniversary of their Homecoming from Ukraine with their boys!
  Linda Taylor- Polio NID coming up.
  Bill Shouse- For his Granddaughter born!
  Bob- Trip to Tahoe
  Stephanie- For the Crawford’s and all their talents with the Fall Festival at Mira Monte School.
FINE MASTER –Reggie Wood On “The News”
7:50 Members were fined- Nick, Louanne, Paul T, Jim H, Father Jeff, Rick G
PROGRAM TITLE & SPEAKER – What is Hypnotherapy and How Can it Help Me? Paul Garth
8:00 Brief Summary- Paul Garth Discussed his role as a Hypnotherapist and what it is all about.  He discussed cognitive dissonance, the role of hypnotherapy in suggestibility and the cleint’s perspection of control.  Change requires effecting this control and allowing conscious to override the subconscious. This subconscious is built in our childhood up to age 8 and a schematic was shown as a circle to represent the critical thinking and will power regions. 12% will power and 88% from the age of 8 and becomes our subconscious. Hypnotherapy will assist in getting to the subconscious mind that drives much of our actions.
 THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Meeting Minutes RCOW December 2, 2014

ROTARY OJAI WEST MEETING AGENDA December 2, 2014

TIME ACTIVITY AND NOTES
7:00 FELLOWSHIP
7:10 PLEDGE:   Jack McClenahan

 INSPIRATIONAL MOMENT:  Bob Beeby

7:15 BREAKFAST
7:30 WELCOME VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS:

John & Linda Lambert, Nita Whaley, Don Anderson, and John Russell

PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
7:35 SET UP CREW RECOGNITION: Mike Caldwell & Richard McArthur
  SCRIBE RECOGNITION: Paul Thomas
  BIRTHDAYS: Mike Leigh 12/14.  Reggie Wood & Fr. Jeff 12/17. Richard McArthur 12/22.
  ANNIVERSARIES:  Nick and Genevieve Oatway 12/25.  Phil and Tucker Adams 12/30.  Kathy and Greg Doubleday 12/31.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
7:40 December 16 Christmas Party – 5:30pm  Ca Marco across from Soule Park Golf Course.  We will have the main dining room.  Dinner $22 per person.  Lola Haag will entertain with cool jazzy Christmas tunes and a special visit from Santa, too.
  ROTARY OJAI WEST NO TUESDAY MORNING MEETING DEC. 16TH – COME TO CHRISTMAS PARTY!!!! ALSO DARK FOR HOLIDAYS 12/23 & 12/30.

Next regular meeting after the holidays is January 6th.

  Rotary Ojai West Members Survey – Bill Shouse
  District 5240 Midterms January 17th 8-11 Oxnard Courtyard Marriott
  STEPS Jan 31, 2015 at California Lutheran University Make a Difference in Your Own Backyard We will focus on successful, sustainable local projects benefiting members of our own communities, with financial help from international partnerships and the Rotary Foundation.  While all concepts presented at STEPS in previous years have applied to projects abroad and at home, at STEPS 2015, we will showcase exciting projects benefiting our part of the world!
  3 Positions open on the Board- President Elect, Secretary and Sargent at Arms.
  Next week’s speaker – Come and be surprised!

 

HAPPY BUCKS-WHO & WHAT:
7:45 Jack McClenahan – Up in Berkeley for Thanksgiving at daughters home.  Cal football team played well enough  to lose.

Rob Long – Glad to play paddle ball with Lou.

Tom F.  – Happy to almost be done with physical therapy.  Won’t have to get on the roof to put up Christmas lights this year.

Dr. Gould – Happy for quail hunting in Georgia, spending time in San Diego.

Ward – Happy to give$$$ to rid polio.

Mike Caldwell – Happy for rain.

 

   
FINE MASTER – Fr. Jeff

Tom Farmer   – Sir Isaac Newton, Humphrey Bogart, Jimmy Buffet and Jesus have what in common? 

Ans : All born on Christmas.

Linda Taylor – Which is the most famous Christmas Ballet? Ans: Nutcracker

Steve Frank – Where was mommy kissing Santa Claus?  Ans:  Underneath the mistletoe.

Bob B. – Who wrote the song  “Here Comes Santa Claus?” Ans: Gene Autry

Kathy Doubleday – What does Alvin the Chipmunk want for Christmas? Ans: Hula Hoop

Jack M.  – What 3 of Santa’s reindeer start with the same letter?  Ans: Dasher, Dancer, Donner

Ross – What should little children leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve?  Ans: Milk & cookies

Rob Long – What Christmas Plant does the word “Viscum” describe? Ans: Mistletoe

John H. – Name of Scrooge’s dead business partner? Ans: Jacob Marley

Reggie – Who tried to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville?  Ans: The Grinch

Richard – What color was the Grinch? Ans: Green

Mike C. – What Christmas food is made from “Marsh-worts?” Ans: Cranberry Sauce

Phil – What do Jamie Lee Curtis, Jessica Chastain, Jacques Cousteau and Jesus Christ all have in common?  Ans:  same initials J.C.

Stephanie – Where did the turkey originate? Ans: North America

Nick Oatway – In which author’s novel is it “always winter but never Christmas?” Ans CS Lewis

Bob Denne – Which soda company first used Santa Claus in an ad? Ans: Coca Cola

Austin – Which President was the first to decorate the White House Christmas Tree? Ans: Franklin Pierce.

 

 

 

 

 

7:50  
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
PROGRAM TITLE & SPEAKER – Living Treasures
8:00 Brief Summary

Today we had John Russell, John & Linda Lambert, Nita Whaley, and Don Anderson talk to us about their feelings being voted as Ojai’s newest Living Treasures.  John Russell spoke about the improvements to the hospital and thanked Help of Ojai for their continued support to the community.  Linda Lambert enjoyed her time teaching at Little House. John Lambert discussed his time with the Library.  Nita mentioned how it was important to her to give back to such a wonderful community.

 

 

 THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

No person was ever honored for what he (or she) received. Honor is given by what he (or she) gave. — Calvin Coolidge

 

 

Meeting Minutes November 25, 2014

ROTARY OJAI WEST MEETING AGENDA November 25, 2014

TIME ACTIVITY AND NOTES
7:00 FELLOWSHIP
7:10 PLEDGE: Rob Long   INSPIRATIONAL MOMENT:  Bob Denne
7:15 BREAKFAST
7:30 WELCOME VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS:  Gayel’s grandchildren, Gabriela Vargas, Sheryl McArthur and Bill Murphy
PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
7:35 SET UP CREW RECOGNITION:
  SCRIBE RECOGNITION: Lou Torres
  BIRTHDAYS: None this week
  ANNIVERSARIES: Steve and Karen Frank 11/26  Linda Del Nagro Burr and David Del Nagro 11/30
ANNOUNCEMENTS
7:40 December 16 Christmas Party – Place to be announced
  Foundation Pledges can be turned in at meeting at sign in table or mailed.   Prepare separate checks for Annual Fund and Polio Plus contributions. Use memo portion of check to designate which type contributions are being made. NO DESCRIPTION IN MEMO = ANNUAL FUND
  District 5240 Midterms January 17th 8-11 Oxnard Courtyard Marriott
  STEPS Jan 31, 2015 at California Lutheran University Make a Difference in Your Own Backyard We will focus on successful, sustainable local projects benefiting members of our own communities, with financial help from international partnerships and the Rotary Foundation.  While all concepts presented at STEPS in previous years have applied to projects abroad and at home, at STEPS 2015, we will showcase exciting projects benefiting our part of the world!
  3 Positions open on the Board- President Elect, Secretary and Sargent at Arms.
  She Loves Me- Musical directed by Marty Babyco with Jim Halverson performance.
  Stephanie Midgett- Disaster Preparedness Chair  Announced Frankie Conrad as new member of committee
  Presentation of donation to Ojai Valley Mexican Fiesta and C.R.E.W.
  Next week’s speaker – Living Treasures 2014-2015

 

HAPPY BUCKS-WHO & WHAT:
7:45 Bob Beebe – Enjoyed “She Loves Me”, Ross Atkinson – Granddaughter’s first birthday,
  Pat McPherson – Recovery from Leukemia, Rob Long – Daughter’s anniversary
  Bob Denne – New Granddaughter, Gayel – Grandchildren
  Linda Taylor – Support for Measure J, Linda Burr – Daughter’s success
  Michelle Henson – Grandsons & C.R.E.W., Richard McArthur – Success of Dictionary Project
FINE MASTER – Councilmember Paul Blatz – Thanksgiving Holiday Trivia
7:50 Rob Long, Richard McArthur, Pat McPherson, Kathy Doubleday, Bill Shouse, Mike Caldwell
  Stephanie Midgett, Bob Beeby, Ross Atkinson and Jim Halverson
  7 correct answers, 3 Incorrect answers
   
   
   
   
PROGRAM TITLE & SPEAKER – Capt. Jason Higgs – K-9 for Warriors DVD from District Conference
8:00 Brief Summary – Service dogs for soldiers suffering from PTSD and other head Injuries. Capt. Higgs suffered from PTSD and through participation in this program he has overcome some of the serious consequences of PTSD. “Every 65 minutes a veteran with PTSD commits suicide.” Not one veteran, having received one of these service dogs, has committed suicide. At present it costs $15,000 to train one dog and there is a 1 ½ year wait to receive one of these dogs.
 THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.
- Unknown
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.

Woodrow Wilson

 

ROTARY OJAI WEST MEETING AGENDA November 4, 2014

ROTARY OJAI WEST MEETING AGENDA November 4, 2014

TIME ACTIVITY AND NOTES
7:00 FELLOWSHIP
7:10 PLEDGE:    Bill Shouse                    INSPIRATIONAL MOMENT:  Richard McArthur
7:15 BREAKFAST
7:30 WELCOME VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS:  none, except speaker
PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
7:35 SET UP CREW RECOGNITION:  Thank you, Mike Caldwell, Jack McClenahan and Richard McArthur
  SCRIBE RECOGNITION: Robert Long
  BIRTHDAYS: Stephanie Midgett Nov. 1 (not present)
  ANNIVERSARIES: None this week.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
7:40 RCOW 30th Anniversary Tuesday Nov. 11- 5:30- 7pm- Ojai Valley Museum – Champagne, Very Tasty Bites & Good Memories – RSVP today.
  Bryan Crawford requested help with the Miramonte School fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 14 beginning around 5:00 p.m. Let Bryan know if you can help.
  Jack McClenahan encouraged members to visit the Rotary Club of Moorpark Civil War reenactment this Saturday, November 8. With more than 700 people participating, it is the biggest such event on the West Coast. Google it for time and location information
  Thanksgiving Turkeys for Help of Ojai- $10-$12 ea. Sign-up sheet going around today and next week. 
HAPPY BUCKS-WHO & WHAT:
7:45 Jack M. happy for something to do with a grandchild; Pat M. happy because Ross didn’t give any money for turkeys; Michelle H. happy for her trip east to see family; Robert L. happy for his metric century bike ride; Reggie W. happy with maybe a little trepidation for Jocelyn teaching in Cambodia soon to head off to parts unknown, maybe Viet Nam; Mike C. happy for his trip to New England, and President Linda happy for putting together the Board slate for 2015-2016, noting it is a “short list.”
FINE MASTER – John Haag
7:50 When did we start second Tues. of November voting (1845)
  How voting came to fall on the first Tuesday in November (So it was the after the harvest and allowed for an overnight trip to reach the County seat)
  Origin of the word “ballot” (from the Italian ballota, “little ball”)
  First year someone ran for Vice President and won (George Clinton in 1804), George Washington had no Party affiliation in his first election
  Something about the Electoral College
  Benjamin Harris was the first to attend a baseball game
  Calvin Coolidge was born on the 4th of July
  Martin Van Buren was the first President born in the United States
  No one got any answer exactly right, although Richard McArthur was close.
PROGRAM TITLE & SPEAKER:  NID Experience, Chelsea Campbell, Cam’s daughter
8:00 Brief Summary:  Cam thought his daughter had joined something called Rug Rats, which turned out to be Rotaract, through which she participated in an NID to India. Chelsea shared her recollections of the experience, and felt there was a little too much time being paraded around Delhi and not enough time, by her measurement, in the forest actually delivering vaccine. She went to Bodoland, about 9 hours by awful car ride out of Delhi. The group was mostly from our district but included some Rotarians/Rotaracts from Texas and Australia. The experience made a big impression on her, although she couldn’t even look at India food for a couple years after the trip.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

“When your dreams include service to others – accomplishing something that contributes to others – it also accelerates the accomplishment of that goal. People want to be part of something that contributes and makes a difference.”  Jack Canfield

 

 

October 28th Meeting Minutes

ROTARY OJAI WEST MEETING AGENDA OCTOBER 28, 2014

TIME ACTIVITY AND NOTES
7:00 FELLOWSHIP
7:10 PLEDGE:  Rene Briggs                             INSPIRATIONAL MOMENT: Rick Gould
7:15 BREAKFAST
7:30 WELCOME VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS:
PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
7:35 SET UP CREW RECOGNITION:
  SCRIBE RECOGNITION: John Haag
  BIRTHDAYS: Bob Denne
  ANNIVERSARIES: Mike & Joanne Caldwell
ANNOUNCEMENTS
7:40 A note from Tom Farmer
  Thanks to all who supported Interacts Pancake Breakfast – Saturday To Raise funds for Rotary End Polio Now
  RI Major Donor Recognition Louann Fay and Rick Gould
  RCOW 30th Anniversary Tuesday Nov. 11- 5:30- 7pm Ojai Valley Museum
  Next week’s speaker – TBD
HAPPY BUCKS-WHO & WHAT:
7:45 Some of us were Happy
FINE MASTER – Paul Thomas
7:50 Some of us were fined.
PROGRAM TITLE & SPEAKER Jim Lewis and Wade Nomura – Polio Plus
8:00 Brief Summary
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

 

“Polio’s pretty special, because once you get an eradication, you no longer have to spend money on it, it’s just there as a gift for the rest of time.
Bill Gates

October 21′st Meeting Minutes

ROTARY OJAI WEST MEETING AGENDA OCTOBER 21, 2014

TIME ACTIVITY AND NOTES
7:00 FELLOWSHIP
7:10 PLEDGE: Lou Torres                        INSPIRATIONAL MOMENT: Stephanie Midgett
7:15 BREAKFAST
7:30 WELCOME VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS:
PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
7:35 SET UP CREW RECOGNITION:
  SCRIBE RECOGNITION: Paul Blatz
  BIRTHDAYS: None this week
  ANNIVERSARIES: None this week
ANNOUNCEMENTS
7:40 Ojai Day-RCOW booth & Interact booths
  Nordhoff Interact Pancake Breakfast 10.25 – To Raise funds for Rotary End Polio Now
  RCOW BOARD MEETING- Thursday 10.23.2014 – 7:am – 8:30 Eggs n Potatoes
  RCOW 30th Anniversary Tuesday Nov. 11- 5:30- 7pm
  Next week’s speakers – Jim Lewis District PP Moorpark Rotary 5240 Polio Chair & International Grants Chair &  Wade Nomura – PDG Dist. 5240 PP Carpinteria & 5240 RI Annual Fund Chair

End Polio Now

  Student of the Month – Nordhoff Student Louis Lopez
HAPPY BUCKS-WHO & WHAT:
7:45 Some of us were happy.
FINE MASTER – Dennis Guernsey
  Some of us were fined.
PROGRAM TITLE & SPEAKER Dr. Hank Bangser – Measure J
8:00 Brief Summary
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.”
Abraham Lincoln

 

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest”.

Benjamin Franklin

October 14th meeting minutes

ROTARY OJAI WEST MEETING AGENDA OCTOBER 14, 2014

TIME ACTIVITY AND NOTES
7:00 FELLOWSHIP
7:10 PLEDGE: Ward Wright                          INSPIRATIONAL MOMENT: Linda Burr
7:15 BREAKFAST
7:30 WELCOME VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS: Interact Co Presidents- Nicole and Jessica & Greg Lepine from Nordhoff, Mike Dawkins
PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
7:35 SET UP CREW RECOGNITION:  Bob Beeby, Mike Ca ldwell, Steve Quilici our Guest and one of the speakers.
  SCRIBE RECOGNITION: Kathy Doubleday
  BIRTHDAYS: None this week
  ANNIVERSARIES: Rob and Linda Long 10.18
  Stephanie thank you for all of the pictures and the work on keeping us up to date on the Family of Rotary.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
7:40 SMART AED purchase award-Vince Montefusco  Check given for $1500 presented by Linda Burr.
  Interact Pancake Breakfast 10.25 – Announcement by Presidents Nicole and Jessica Tickets $8 and goes to End Polio Now
  Greg Lepine – Environmental Science grant from RCOW
  Mike Dawkins Eagles Fund raising director-Ojai Youth Eagle Football grant from RCOW, Check presented  for $1500 for Linda Burr.
  NID for District 5240 information – Linda Taylor Trip is Feb 17-28th,  Deadline to sign up is Nov 30th.
  David and Angela will be the host family for Austrian Rotary Exchange student Antonia Seitz
  RCOW BOARD MEETING- Thursday 10.23.2014 – 7:am – 8:30 Eggs n Potatoes
  Next week’s speakers – Dr. Hank Bangser – Measure J
HAPPY BUCKS-WHO & WHAT:
7:45 Donna Jones- Happy for Nordoff Interact to work with Villanova Interact at Ojai Day where they will do face painting and sell tickets to the pancake breakfast.
  Linda Taylor- Over 300 people participated in the OSA tour over the last three days.
  Linda Burr- announced that the boat committee had a meeting and she got to attend. The boat will be backed towards shore and the water will recede then the Boat motor can be worked on.
FINE MASTER – Paul Blatz  Topic Columbus trivia as it was Columbus day yesterday.
7:50  People were fined:   Reggie, John H., Les G., Michelle H, Bill S, Phil A, Ross A, Pat M, Rick T
PROGRAM TITLE & SPEAKER Ojai Valley City Council Candidates: Paul Blatz, Randy Haney, Brandon Hansen, Steve Quilici, Bill Weirick.   
8:00 Brief Summary

Bill Weirick- Accidentally not given the correct date and was not able to attend this morning. Oversite of our programs committee and they apologize.

Randy Haney spoke about his 21 years as a resident and 14 years as a football coach and 8 years at the Parks Department.

Paul Blatz- Spoke as the only incumbent and noted his contributions to developing the land of blighted buildings in town, balancing the budget and his plan for finding the money to work on our decaying roads.

Brandon Hanson- Born in Ojai and has long family ties to the city. Talked about working in environmental industry with contaminated water business, need for tourism to support our businesses, and the need for education and program for our youth as crime is going up.

Steve Quilici- Spoke of his extensive experience in Aerospace industry, work with several non-profits, manager of small and large businesses and the use of data to make decisions not emotions. Spoke about fairness in the town and would like to return to small town ways where we communicate better with each other.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

“Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.”
Abraham Lincoln

 

October 7th meeting minutes

ROTARY OJAI WEST MEETING AGENDA OCTOBER 7, 2014
TIME ACTIVITY AND NOTES

7:00 FELLOWSHIP
7:10 PLEDGE: Phil Adams INSPIRATIONAL MOMENT: Father Jeff
7:15 BREAKFAST
7:30 WELCOME VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS:

PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
7:35 SET UP CREW RECOGNITION: Mike C, Scott M.
SCRIBE RECOGNITION: Halina
BIRTHDAYS: None this week
ANNIVERSARIES: None this week

ANNOUNCEMENTS
7:40 9.30 Social update
District Conference update: Linda and Bill Antonia and they drove the coast and had a good time and the conference was inspiring.
David and Angela will be the host family for Austrian Rotary Exchange student Antonia Seitz
RCOW BOARD MEETING- Thursday 10.23.2014 – 7:am – 8:30 Eggs n Potatoes
Next week’s speakers – Ojai City Council Candidates Forum: Paul Blatz, Randy Haney, Brandon Hansen, Steve Quilici, Bill Weirick.
Rotary Moment – Paul Harris Recipient – Aaron Gardner

HAPPY BUCKS-WHO & WHAT:
7:45 Bob was happy about his vacation in New York.
Father Jeff training with Red Cross
Linda- Basketball team
Dr Halverson- Running 10 K and getting 2nd in age group.

FINE MASTER – Dennis
7:50 Fined were: Dave m, Frankie, Jack, Jim H, John H, Father Jeff, Bob D, Stephanie

PROGRAM TITLE & SPEAKER Dennis Jones – Notes for Notes
8:00 Brief Summary
Dennis Jones discussed a wonderful non-profit “Notes to Notes”
that he has been involved with that works with Boys and Girls clubs to put recording studios in the clubs for kids that don’t want to play games there. Dennis has started fund raising for a studio in Ventura which is the closest one to Ojai. There are studios that this organization has put in Santa Barbara, Nashville and a couple other cities. A Fund raiser will be held this Sunday at Bombay in Ventura.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
The best way to get to knowing any bunch of people
is to go and listen to their music.
—Woody Guthrie

September 23, 2014

ROTARY OJAI WEST MEETING

AGENDA SEPTEMBER 23, 2014

TIME ACTIVITY AND NOTES
7:00 FELLOWSHIP
7:10 PLEDGE:  Donna Jones         INSPIRATIONAL MOMENT: Linda Taylor;

Secretary-General’s Message:

Today is the International Day of Peace.  Each year, on this day, the United Nations calls for a global ceasefire. We ask combatants to put down their arms so all can breathe the air of peace. Armed conflict causes untold grief to families, communities and entire countries.  Too many are suffering today at the brutal hands of warmongers and terrorists.  Let us stand with them in solidarity.  Peace and security are essential foundations for social progress and sustainable development.  That is why three decades ago the United Nations affirmed the right of people to peach.  Throughout the coming year, we will commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations.  Our organization is founded on the pledge to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war. We have made progress but much remains to be done.  We must douse the fires of extremism and tackle the root causes of conflict.  Peace is a long road that we must travel together- step by step, beginning today.  Let us all observe a minute of silence, at noon.  Let us all reflect on peace and what it means for our human family.  Let us hold it in our hearts and minds and tenderly nurture it so it may grow and blossom.

7:15 BREAKFAST
7:30 WELCOME VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS: Bret Bradigan, President Ojai Rotary Friday Club, Antonia Seitz, Rotary West Exchange Student from Austria, and Student of the Month, Inga Parkel and her mother Joyce, a professor at Oxnard College, and Rene Nocal, recommending teacher of Inga, Athletic Director and Nordhoff Math Chair.
PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
7:35 SET UP CREW RECOGNITION:  Mike Caldwell, Jack McClenahan and Brian Crawford
  SCRIBE RECOGNITION: Michelle Henson
  BIRTHDAYS: 9.22 Holly Wiggins, 9.30 Louann Fay, & Jim Halverson
  ANNIVERSARIES: Tom & Rita Farmer
ANNOUNCEMENTS
7:40 September 30th- Dark – Social Location Rotary Ojai West Park 5:00-6:30

President of Ojai Rotary, Bret Bradigan announced this Saturday’s film and concert at Libby Bowl, featuring the Beatle’s movie A Hard Day’s Night and Dennis Jones and his Beatles tribute bank.  Bret also announced the Rotary Club of Ojai’s “Taste of Ojai” on Sunday 10/26/14 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Ojai Valley Inn.  Bret requested the use of our clubs pop-ups and assistance from club members.  Bret encouraged members to take the fliers on the tables listing the Rotary Club of Ojai 2014-2015 list of programs. 

President Linda announced Dennis Jones will be the guest speaker at the 10/7/14 meeting.

Dr. Halverson introduced the September Student of the Month Inga Parkel and her Math teacher, Rene Nocal.  Ms. Nocal expressed what an amazing young lady Inga is and her dedication to her studies and help in so many areas at Nordhoff.

   Boat Trip- Tuesday Sept 30th – Help of Ojai Seniors – 9am CANCELLED
  ROTARY DISTRICT 5240 DISTRICT CONFERENCE      Oct. 3,4& 5Monterey California

HONORING SERVICE

Less than 2 weeks until the conference so there is still time to register and make hotel reservations.  We’re looking forward to seeing you for an exciting conference that includes dynamic speakers and great food at a great location!!Register and reserve a hotel room by going to the District 5240 website www.rotarydistrict5240.org . It’s easy. Just click on the links for hotel registration or online conference registration.

Want more information on Monterey. Go to our own Monterey microsite at www.seemonterey.com/rotary for special deals and places to see.

Want reservations for dinners, tours, and golfing at the seven golf courses.  Register and we’ll give you the secret number where you can make reservations (except Pebble Beach golf course) two weeks in advance. What a deal. Right now fishing is great (salmon), humpback whales are broaching 25 yards off the coast, the Monterey Aquarium is celebrating “Tentacles” with special sea creatures, and the weather is 70 degrees with visibility limited by the curvature of the earth! Come early and stay late to enjoy this paradise!!

  END POLIO NOW- EPIC CHALLENGE – OCT 3 – 200K TEAM/INDIVIDUAL CHALLENGE RIDE –PASO ROBLES TO MONTERREY AND OCT 5 FAMILY POKER BIKE/RUN/WALK AT FISHERMAN’S WHARF IN MONTERY- NEED SPONSORS, PARTICIPANTS AND VOLUNTEERS – SEE CARDS ON TABLE
  Looking for a host family for Austrian Rotary Exchange student Antonia Seitz
  Next week’s speaker – Dark – Social at Rotary Park, beginning at 5:00.  Dennis Jones will be guest speaker October 7th.
  RCOW BOARD MEETING- Thursday 9.25 – 7:am – 8:30 Eggs n Potatoes
  Rotary Moment- Les Gardner- Rotary Park – the story and an idea; Les provided a history of the park from 2000 when Austin Cline worked with County Parks and the City of Ojai to make the Club’s Centennial Year Project a huge success.  A thank you to each club member for their continuing donation of $5 per month for the help with upkeep, and to Lawrence Nicklin and his crew who manage the upkeep of the park. Les is asking the Club to donate funds for a new water fountain, pavers and memorial stones that would assist with the cost.  More to come.
HAPPY BUCKS-WHO & WHAT:
7:45 Pat McPherson happy for the City’s help to Ojai FLOW, Father Jeff happy for a visit to Houston to visit their grandchildren, Phil Adams, happy to be back home and thanked the Club for welcoming his sister as our guest speaker. Ross Atkinson happy for a visit with his grandchildren.  Kathy Doubleday is happy Craig and her boys are in their new Ojai home.  Bob Denne is happy to be home after a wonderful Alaska cruise.
   
FINE MASTER – Paul Thomas
7:50 Paul fined Linda Taylor, Phil Adams, Les Gardner, Kathy Doubleday, Prez Linda, Dr. Halverson, Lou Torres, Gayle Childress, Rene Briggs, Bob Denne, Pat McPherson, Frankie and Richard McArthur on the subject: “This day in History – September 23rd.
 
PROGRAM TITLE & SPEAKER-Linda Burr- Sydney Australia Rotary International Convention or What I Did This Summer
8:00 Brief Summary:  Prez Linda gave a day by day rundown of her Rotary International experience.  The slide show showed all the amazing sights and changes in weather.  The convention topics covered were:  Ending Polio, Clean Water, Sanitation, Peace, Fighting Poverty and Empowering Youth.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

 

“Use your hand to help, use your head to make sure you are helping in the right place, and use your heart to make it sincere. Without your heart, nothing else matters.” 

 

Gary C.K. Huang

Rotary International President

2014-2015

 

September 2, 2014

ROTARY OJAI WEST MEETING AGENDA SEPTEMBER 2, 2014

TIME  
7:00 FELLOWSHIP
7:10 PLEDGE:  Kathy Doubleday                 INSPIRATIONAL MOMENT: Richard McArthur
7:15 BREAKFAST
7:30 WELCOME VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS: Nordhoff Interact co-Presidents Nicole and Jessica, and faculty advisor Greg Lepine. City Council Candidate Steve Quilici. Rotary Exchange Student Antonio Seitz from Austria.
PRESIDENT’S REMARKS: Pres Linda invited Interact co-Presidents to talk about their plans. They want to involve their members more in hands-on projects at Nordhoff and in the community. They want to spend more time doing and less time talking about what to do. They will also do their regular fundraisers, incuding funds for Ojai-West projects. Pres Linda suggested we make a presentation about Polio Eradication to the Interact Club.
7:35 SET UP CREW RECOGNITION: Mike Caldwell, Mike Dunlap, Richard McArthur, Les Gardner
  SCRIBE RECOGNITION: Jack McClenahan. Steve Frank commented “From District Governor to Scribe” and Bob Denne said, “Sounds like a promotion to me.”
  BIRTHDAYS: None this week
  ANNIVERSARIES: Lou & Pat Torres 9/1, 17 years &  Rick and Tessa Turner 9/5, yikes 44 years
ANNOUNCEMENTS.

Bob Denne announce Ojai Educational Foundation Breakfast  fundraiser October 2 at Nordhoff.  FREE but with a forceful fund appeal from Jim Halverson.  Bob mentioned what the OEF has done for upgrading technology in the schools, plus the arts, specifically music in the elementary grades.

President Linda read a thank you note from Duncan Nelles’s family for the presence and expressions of condolence from his fellow Rotary Club members.

7:40  Boat Trip- Tuesday Sept 30th – Help of Ojai Seniors – 9am

Tentative 5th Tuesday Club outing on the boat.

  ROTARY DISTRICT 5240 DISTRICT CONFERENCE

Oct. 3,4& 5Monterey California

HONORING SERVICE

Less than seven weeks until the conference so there is still time to register and make hotel reservations. Hotel rooms are going fast as we are over half full already! We’re looking forward to seeing you for an exciting conference that includes dynamic speakers and great food at a great location!!Register and reserve a hotel room by going to the District 5240 website www.rotarydistrict5240.org . It’s easy. Just click on the links for hotel registration or online conference registration. Want more information on Monterey. Go to our own Monterey microsite at www.seemonterey.com/rotary for special deals and places to see. Want reservations for dinners, tours, and golfing at the seven golf courses.  Register and we’ll give you the secret number where you can make reservations (except Pebble Beach golf course) two weeks in advance. What a deal. Right now fishing is great (salmon), humpback whales are broaching 25 yards off the coast, the Monterey Aquarium is celebrating “Tentacles” with special sea creatures, and the weather is 70 degrees with visibility limited by the curvature of the earth! Come early and stay late to enjoy this paradise!!

  END POLIO NOW- EPIC CHALLENGE – OCT 3 – 200K TEAM/INDIVIDUAL CHALLENGE RIDE –PASO ROBLES TO MONTERREY AND OCT 5 FAMILY POKER BIKE/RUN/WALK AT FISHERMAN’S WHARF IN MONTERY- NEED SPONSORS, PARTICIPANTS AND VOLUNTEERS – SEE CARDS ON TABLE
  Next week’s speaker – Krista Kim – Director for Ojai Youth Entertainment Studio
  Memorial Service for Cindi Gould – Saturday September 13th at noon at Gould Residence on 2515 Fordyce Road.  Please RSVP to Stephanie you are coming.
  RCOW BOARD MEETING- Thursday 9.25 – 7:am – 8:30 Eggs n Potatoes
  September 30th- Dark – Sunset Cruise on Lake Casitas-Details later
HAPPY BUCKS-WHO & WHAT:
7:45 Ross Atkinson is happy to have spent a week waiting on irresistible granddaughter.

Kathy Doubleday announced that she will be opening her own private practice – physical therapy and fitness – in town in late September. She is taking over the space where Curves is exiting and will be building a Physical Therapy Practice there along with expanding the circuit training and fitness program.

Rick Gould thanked all those who have RSVP’d for Cindi’s Memorial at noon, September 13.

Richard McArthur had some show-and-tell clipping from the Ojai Valley News about the RCOW Charter Night in February 1985…and the first Ojai Wine Festival – “4,000 Attend!”

FINE MASTER – Paul Blatz threw softball questions about Labor Day.  The following were generally safe in answering “All of the Above” – Les Gardner, Bob Denne, Jack McClenahan, Richard McArthur, Michelle Henson, Steve Frank, Pat McPherson, Lou Torres, Linda Taylor, John Haag
PROGRAM TITLE & SPEAKER- Craft Talk by Frankie Conrad

Frankie is a Med Tech at Community Memorial in Ventura. A former EMT and ER Tech,, he decided to specialize in Radiology. He talked about patients’ natural fear of the MRI experience, trapped in a narrow tube with that hammering sound. In the Q&A Lou Torres asked about how Frankie reassures the patients and he replied “patience.” Which surprisingly to President Linda, me, and maybe others, he learned in the Marine Corps as a transport helicopter crew chief in Afghanistan. Wow!  Other questions related to his father-in-law Dennis Guernsey who was not present to defend himself.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

All of us are born with a set of instinctive fears – of falling, of the dark, of lobsters, of falling on lobsters in the dark, or speaking before a Rotary Club, and of the words “Some Assembly Required”-Dave Barry
 

 

 

 

 

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